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Maison Carree

Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Nimes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the... more » Owner description: The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, a multimedia show immerses visitors into Nimes' heroic past using the the most cutting-edge resources. The visitors become heroes of Nîmes themselves and the Maison Carrée becomes a gateway to the past and history of Nîmes. « less
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Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice, historical and antique place. Very interesting moive presentation inside of the building. Advisei to all who are interested in such places related to Rome era.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Maison Caree is a sight to behold. Yet as a tourist, it is not clear how/what you are meant to experience once inside. It implies that it is a museum, but it is in fact a movie theatre, looping a 30 min documentary film about Nîmes. I did not wish to pay for this, as I would prefer to... More

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Nimes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice from the outside, a bit cheap inside. My advice is: take a long drink looking at the Maison Carree.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a roman jewel! The Maison Carree is a spectacular photo op! Not much inside, just a film, but it is very good. Duration is 30 minutes. It's good to do this at the beginning of your stay in Nimes, as it will help to under stand the significance of the other sites.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Yes it looks great from the outside and yes it has been restored and is one of the best preserved Roman Temples in the area of what was once Roman Territories. Don't get me wrong. I was impressed as I always am with ancient buildings that are still standing today and are still used by people for recreation. The restoration... More

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This recently renovated Roman building is amazing and an obvious must see if you are in Nimes The film showing the history of the town which is shown every half an hour in French but with English subtitles is worth watching . Maybe a little amateurish in the acting but it tells the story well

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought combined tickets at Arenes so we went here pretty tired after long audio-tour up and downs there. Expected a mediocre documentary film and were just happy for half an hour break in AC and darkness after hot and very sunny day outside. We were greatly surprised by the quality of this film - it's well played with good... More

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A beautiful, recently restored building in the heart of Nimes. It is so imposing & surrounded by bars & cafés so you can soak in the view. Two thousand years of history for all to see.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The closer you look at thus amazing building, the more special it is. This structure has fine architectural details that look as fresh as new. It is simply glorious in its perfection if line and proportion. The inside has been turned into a small theater where a shirt film plays dramatizing milestones in the early history of the town, which... More

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Flanders, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Entertaining film about the history of Nîmes. Clearly aimed at tourists and a movie-going audience. Nothing else to see inside the temple besides the little movie theatre. Too bad about some obvious historical inaccuracies in the movie. Stirrups weren’t widely adopted in Europe until the 8th century, yet every horseman uses them in this movie. The uniforms the actors wore... More

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